Understanding Domestic Violence and Abuse (UDVA): an introduction
A free one-day multi-agency training course for any practitioner wishing to learn more about this subject.
Other training opportunities
NEW BAVA Training: Understanding Sexual Violence and Abuse
This free training is an introduction to the subject, and will explore definitions of sexual violence and abuse, some of the myths and truths of sexual violence, the impact on survivors and the role of professionals in providing support. This training is aimed at professionals with little or no training in this area. Booking is essential (one person per organisation please) as places are limited. To book, please contact BAVA Coordinator at Shabana.email@example.com
1. Monday 21st October 2013
2. Tuesday 10th December 2013
3. Monday 17th February 2014
How to Risk Assess DVA (Domestic Violence and abuse) and the MARAC (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference) process
This course aims to equip professionals to speak to clients about domestic violence and abuse and enable them to risk assess the situation effectively. It will outline support services available to clients, including how to refer high risk clients to the MARAC and the purpose of this process.
It is being delivered four times a year at Princess House, Princess Street, Bedminster from 9.30am – 12.30.
15th October 2013
10th February 2014
10th June 2014
14th October 2014
To book onto this course or for further details please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0117 9529455.
Domestic abuse training for early years practitioners
This is a beginners introduction to supporting parents and children in early years settings who are experiencing domestic abuse. This free training is 2.5 hours and delivered by a multi-agency trainers network. Course information for 2013. Contact email@example.com
Healthy relationships and teen abuse training
A free level 2 one day 4yp course exploring healthy and unhealthy relationships for those working with young people.
4yp training offers a number of training courses for those working with young people in Bristol. The courses aim to increase workers’ confidence and skills to respond appropriately to young people’s queries, refer them to appropriate sources of support and advice and to carry out effective sex and relationships and substance misuse work. All the courses are free of charge and are facilitated by members of a multi-agency sex and relationships and substance misuse trainers’ network.
Domestic abuse training for students
NHS Bristol offers domestic abuse training for students including midwives, health visitors and doctors. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
University of Bristol Centre for Gender and Violence Research
The Centre for Gender and Violence Research at the University of Bristol is situated in the School for Policy Studies. The Group acts as a focus for national, international and local research and offers wide-ranging consultancy, teaching and training on issues related to violence against women, working broadly alongside Women's Aid and activist women's projects.
Bristol Safeguarding Children Board
The BSCB Training Programme aims to increase participants’ knowledge and skills in the field of Child Protection and Safeguarding in order to provide high quality services and improve outcomes for children, young people and their families and carers (from Bristol Safeguarding Children Board training brochure). BSCB therefore provide training around child protection and related issues, including domestic violence and abuse.
Freedom Programme Facilitator training
The Freedom Programme is a 12 week support group for women. It is open to any woman who wishes to learn more about the reality of domestic abuse. Freedom Programme facilitator training takes place periodically. If you are interested in becoming a Freedom Programme facilitator please contact Bristol.email@example.com.
Women's Aid Qualification
An Open College Network accredited qualification entitled 'Effective responses to domestic and sexual violence/abuse', designed for professionals working within the domestic and sexual violence sector (e.g. DSV specialist support staff including refuge workers, refuge managers, outreach workers, anyone carrying out an IDVA role, children’s workers, etc) and professionals working in related fields (including health practitioners, teachers with responsibility for child protection, youth workers, housing officers, police officers etc).
Find out more about the qualification at the training section of the Women's Aid website